The WBC Continental Americas and WBA International super middleweight champion, Christian Mbilli, will return to the ring on August 19 at the Videotron Centre as he defends his titles on the card headlined by the unified WBC, WBO, and IBF light heavyweight champion, Artur Beterbiev, who defends against British mandatory challenger Callum Smith.

The protege of EOTTM will face American contender Demond Nicholson in a 10-round bout. 

Following his spectacular performance on March 23 against the southpaw Carlos Gongora, Mbilli (24-0, 20 KOs) continues his quest for a world title in the super middleweight division, currently dominated by Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

The strategy favored by his team is to maintain his position in the world rankings and continue facing the best opponents to force the hand of the boxing federations to grant him a mandatory contender position.

Currently ranked 1st by the WBC, Mbilli will secure his 5th title defense against an equally offensive and resilient boxer.  

Nicholson (26-5-1, 22 KOs) has built a solid reputation in the super middleweight division after facing some of the best boxers in the weight class, including Edgar Berlanga, the holder of the NABO title at 168 lbs, and former WBO world champion currently ranked #1 by the WBA and #5 by the WBC, Demetrius Andrade.

Nicholson became the first boxer to go the full distance with Berlanga, after the heavy handed fighter had stopped his first 16 opponents in the first round.

"I know Nicholson has a reputation for being an offensive boxer, tough, and seizing every opportunity to strike first. But you know me, I'm ready for war, and above all, I intend to dominate from the first to the last round, if we make it that far! August 19th will be a solid’ evening!" mentioned Christian Mbilli.